Laura Newton


Laura Newton has a strong commercial practice which sees her regularly instructed in high-value international commercial disputes and arbitrations, often with a fraud aspect. She has appeared as sole Counsel, as well as being led, in a number of substantial cases in the Commercial Court and the LCIA. In 2011 Laura was seconded to Herbert Smith Freehills LLP’s litigation division where she worked on a number of large-scale commercial disputes, including from Herbert Smith Freehills’ Tokyo office. In May 2014, she was selected as one of just six barristers to represent the English Commercial Bar as part of the Bar Council’s delegation to South Korea and was seconded to Yoon & Yang LLC, a leading Korean law firm based in Seoul. Laura’s experience has been recognised as exceptional for someone of her seniority: although Legal 500 does not normally rank individuals under 8 years’ call, Laura was ranked as a leading junior for civil fraud at only five years’ call in 2014.

Lexis®PSL Restructuring and Insolvency

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020 7831 6381

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Restructuring & Insolvency

Year Qualified



University of Oxford, Durham University


BCL (Oxon), LLB (Durham)